A visual index of cliches. The series explores the strangeness of language by rendering common phrases into images, re-examining the most common and overused expressions by gathering them in a cabinet of curiosities. Terms of endearments in which the lovers devour one another, folktales and idioms that imagine mothers as monsters, a vast catalogue of sayings and slang that transform women into birds, and Freud’s dream language of symbolic objects in which everything is meaningful and nothing is as it seems.
7” x 9”
Mixed-Media Collage on Paper.